2013

Blog Posts in 2013

  • 24-Dec-2013

    Kansas Court Rules Evidence Was Seized Illegally

    As a Kansas criminal defense attorney, I have watched hundreds of my clients undergo investigation by police. Typically, the get pulled over for something like speeding, and then the officers attempt to gain consent to search the entire vehicle. ...
  • 7-Nov-2013

    Guilty of DUI even if not impaired!

    A prosecuting attorney recently argued that smoking marijuana a week prior to driving is sufficient grounds for a DUI. What?!? That's right. According to this lawyer, you should receive a conviction for drunk driving even though you are no longer ...
  • 5-Jul-2013

    July 4th and DUI Statistics

    Yesterday was July 4, 2013, also known as Independence Day. Many people enjoyed their time drinking with friends and family. Unfortunately, some people drove home after drinking too much. As a DUI defense lawyer, I find that every July 4, numerous ...
  • 1-Jul-2013

    Officer Sexual Assault Lawsuit Resolved

    Several months ago, we reported a case involving two women who were sexually assaulted by law enforcement, under the guise of a search. That case has now been resolved. The two females who were violated were initially pulled over for throwing ...
  • 14-Jun-2013

    Be Careful When You Order Delivery

    On Wednesday, 23 year old Brenton Michael Wolf, was charged with unlawful possession of paraphernalia and cultivation of marijuana. The way the charges came about are very odd though and it will be interesting to see how the attorney addresses the ...
  • 10-Jun-2013

    Sober Man Arrested For DUI

    Today, MSN reports that a 64 year old man who was stone cold sober, was arrested and accused of DUI. The arrested man said he was really arrested for drunk driving because he was black. The man arrested for drunk driving was Jesse Thornton. He was ...
  • 7-Jun-2013

    The Arrest Must Be From An Alcohol Related Offense To Require Testing

    Refusing to submit to a blood, breath, or other chemical test which tests for BAC levels is now a crime in Kansas. This obviously raises defense complications for us DUI defense lawyers. However, the Kansas Supreme Court has clarified, that the ...
  • 30-May-2013

    Man Driving Drunk And Having Sex

    Law enforcement alleges that Luis Briones was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police also claim that the suspect was having sex while drinking and driving. Witnesses say they saw him driving while a naked woman was sitting on his ...
  • 18-Apr-2013

    Supreme Court Rules in Drunk Driving Case Regarding Warrantless Blood Draws

    As a Kansas criminal defense attorney, I regularly deal with warrantless BAC chemical tests in DUI cases. The Supreme Court of the United States released a drunk driving opinion yesterday morning about this, in Missouri v. McNeely. They held that ...
  • 21-Mar-2013

    Operate or Attempt To Operate.

    One celebrity was released from jail today after serving 55 days for a DUI conviction. Bobby Brown served his time after pleading no contest to drunk driving. He will still have to complete an 18 month alcohol treatment program. It is his second DUI ...
  • 15-Mar-2013

    Ireland Council In Favor of Drunk Driving Permits

    One county in Ireland passed a measure to make it legal for rural drivers to drive their vehicles after drinking two or three alcoholic drinks. The law had been especially strict, limiting the alcohol consumption allowed for driver to be nominal or ...
  • 25-Feb-2013

    Inflated DUI Arrests

    Another law enforcement officer was caught inflating drunk driving charges. This time, rather than simply arresting people for DUI, who weren't really under the influence, the police were simply making up the arrest all together. Well, at least ...
  • 15-Feb-2013

    Drunk Driver Sentenced To Church

    Every Sunday, I wake my son up to bring him to church. Every Sunday, he tells me that he hates it that I make him go to church. He acts like it's a sentence of punishment. Interestingly enough, that's what one judge sentenced a drunk driving ...
  • 8-Feb-2013

    Mandatory Hold Deemed Unlawful

    The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that section 9 of the Kansas Constitution Bill of Rights ensures that individuals charged with drunk driving are allowed to post bail. This was decided in State of Kansas v. Rickerson. However, some law enforcement ...
  • 7-Feb-2013

    Reliable Treatment

    As a Kansas DUI defense lawyer, I sometimes see an average person, who rarely drinks, get a DUI after just one night of parting with friends. However, drunk driving charges are often the result of a person who is addicted to alcohol. Alcoholics ...

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